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Contributor/Getty Images (LONDON) — President Vladimir Putin was handed a fifth term in Russia’s heavily stage-managed presidential election on Sunday in a vote where no real competition was permitted and with virtually all leading opposition figures jailed, in exile or dead. The election, held over three days, gave Putin over 87% of the vote, extending […]

ABC News Vladimir Putin has thanked the Russian citizens after early election results showed him winning his country’s presidency in a landslide. In his victory speech, delivered after results showed him winning with 87% of the vote, Putin called his win an example of the trust of Russian citizens. Among the tasks he said his […]

Getty Images – STOCK (LONDON) — At least seven Russian territories were targeted by dozens of uncrewed drones on Wednesday, marking a second day of apparent Ukrainian strikes within Russia. The Russian Ministry of Defense said at least 58 drones were shot down by air defences overnight and into Wednesday morning. Russian President Vladimir Putin […]

In this pool photograph distributed by Russia’s state agency Sputnik, Russian President Vladimir Putin gives an interview to TV host and Director General of Rossiya Segodnya (RIA Novosti) news agency Dmitry Kiselyov (not pictured) at the Kremlin in Moscow on March 12, 2024. (GAVRIIL GRIGOROV/POOL/AFP via Getty Images) (LONDON) — At least seven Russian territories […]

Sergei Guneyev/POOL/AFP via Getty Images (HONG KONG) — While one war continues to rage in Ukraine and another is threatening to boil over in the Middle East, Chinese President Xi Jinping held court in Beijing for visiting dignitaries, presenting his vision of “an open, inclusive and interconnected world” through his signature global infrastructure project, the […]

Vladimir Nikolayev/AFP via Getty Images (LONDON) — Russian President Vladimir Putin offered his first comments Thursday on the mysterious plane crash that presumably killed Wagner Group head Yevgeny Prigozhin and the private military company’s co-founder Dmitry Utkin along with eight others near Kuzhenkino, Russia, on Wednesday. The comments were made hours after the bodies of […]

NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA/AFP via Getty Images (MOSCOW) — A Moscow court has sentenced one of Russia’s most high-profile Kremlin critics, Vladimir Kara-Murza, to 25 years in prison on charges of treason for criticizing the war in Ukraine — in what was widely viewed as a show trial. The unprecedented sentence is the lengthiest ever given to […]

Kremlin Press Office / Handout/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images (MOSCOW) — U.S. officials and lawmakers reacted with a mix of caution and concern this weekend in the wake of comments from Russian President Vladimir Putin that he would be moving tactical nuclear weapons into neighboring Belarus, which provided a crucial staging ground for the invasion of […]

Matt Anderson Photography/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — As Russian President Vladimir Putin confers with China’s President Xi Jinping in Moscow, the visit signifies more than a celebration of the so-called “no limits” partnership between the two powers. It’s also a pivotal meeting poised to deepen the gap between the East and West, and just the latest […]

Soltan Frédéric/Getty Images (HONG KONG and LONDON) — Chinese President Xi Jinping has held the first day of talks with Vladimir Putin during a closely watched state visit to Moscow, with the two leaders presenting a united front against the West just days after the Russian president was issued” target=”_blank”>indicted by the International Criminal Court […]